Black History Month celebration kicks off February with art and poetry

The event saw collaboration between Black artists and organizations to commemorate Black love

In Gainesville, Black love doesn’t have one definition. Spoken word artists have given it several.

The City of Gainesville, in partnership with the Bailey Learning and Arts Collective (BLAAC), kicked off its Black History Month schedule with a celebration of Black love, poetry and arts at the Historic Thomas Center Friday night. The event marked the third time the city and BLAAC have come together to voice Black artists through their spoken words and paintings, according to BLAAC founder Terri Bailey.

As a poet herself, Bailey created

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